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Three candidates progress to election for Chair of Culture, Media and Sport Committee

16 May 2023

Three candidates will be on the ballot paper for the position of Chair of the Culture, Media and Sport Committee after nominations closed at noon today.

The ballot of all Members of the House of Commons will take place between 11am and 2.30pm tomorrow (Wednesday).

The candidates are:

  • Damian Collins, MP for Folkestone and Hythe
  • Dame Caroline Dinenage, MP for Gosport
  • Damian Green, MP for Ashford

The list of candidates, their sponsors and any supporting statements is available on the UK Parliament website.

MPs will vote by ranking candidates in order of preference and votes will be counted under the Alternative Vote system.

The results will be announced in the Chamber later on Wednesday under the direction of the Speaker. The Member elected to chair the committee will take up their position with immediate effect and serve to the end of the current Parliament.

Image credit: Tyler Allicock/UK Parliament